ScripTipps: Star Trek

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Glean insightful screenwriting tips from this in-depth analysis of the hit 2009 reboot of STAR TREK. See how screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman sculpted new, mythic origin stories of familiar characters by bringing two diametrically opposed protagonists together to confront a common enemy and save the world. This ebook uncovers their masterful use of screenwriting techniques and tricks that can be applied to any screenplay.

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Everything you need to learn how to write a screenplay is readily available without an expensive film school education. Movies themselves are the best learning tool of all. But watching a movie once is an exercise in entertainment. To absorb screenwriting how-tos, a movie needs to be studied, watched and re-watched, and analyzed in depth.

ScripTipps are intended to aid aspiring screenwriters in learning the craft of screenwriting through in-depth analyses of select screenplays that exhibit excellence in story structure, character development, and scene construction. Each ScripTipps screenplay study guide analyzes one movie and its story and screenplay in full, scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end, gleaning useful and practical screenwriting tips along the way.

NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed.

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Dan Margules is a freelance journalist, screenwriter, filmmaker, and publisher. His debut short film, BEGLEITER, won awards at the Anchorage International Film Festival and the Big Island Film Festival. He co-founded and was president of San Diego Filmmakers before joining the Board of Directors of Scriptwriters Network. In 2012, he launched elfpublished books with the release of North Pole High: A Rebel Without a Claus, the critically acclaimed young-adult memoir by Santa’s daughter, Candace Jane Kringle.
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May 11, 2013
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78
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Performing Arts / Film & Video / Screenwriting
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Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978), a re-imagining of the comic book and kiddie show as an epic fantasy with biblical undertones, made “verisimilitude” the template for all superhero movies that followed. The complex history of the writing, rewriting, and re-rewriting of the multiple versions of the two-part tent pole, are analyzed in this special double-length ScripTipps ebook that uncovers valuable screenwriting tips which can be used to enhance any screenplay, big or small.

In this ScripTipps screenplay study guide, Superman will teach you the secrets of writing strong character arcs and meaningful action sequences, telling stories visually, updating familiar genres with a new spin, avoiding and fixing plot holes when rewriting, and much, much more.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Everything you need to learn how to write a screenplay is readily available without an expensive film school education. Movies themselves are the best learning tool of all. But watching a movie once is an exercise in entertainment. To absorb screenwriting how-tos, a movie needs to be studied, watched and re-watched, and analyzed in depth.

ScripTipps are intended to aid aspiring screenwriters in learning the craft of screenwriting through in-depth analyses of select screenplays that exhibit excellence in story structure, character development, and scene construction. Each ScripTipps screenplay study guide analyzes one movie and its story and screenplay in full, scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end, gleaning useful and practical screenwriting tips along the way.

NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed.

ALSO AVAILABLE:
ScripTipps: Bridesmaids
ScripTipps: Carrie
ScripTipps: The Descendants
ScripTipps: The Hangover
ScripTipps: Star Trek
ScripTipps: Waitress

COMING SOON:
ScripTipps: Arrested Development
ScripTipps: Breaking Bad
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ScripTipps: The Fault in Our Stars
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ScripTipps analyzes the successful tearjerker's screenplay adaptation by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end. Learn how to approach sensitive subject matter such as cancer and the Holocaust without mawkishness but without offense, balance a plot-driven B story adventure within an internalized, character-driven A story, express theme visually, use multiple styles of voiceover effectively, and a whole lot more by studying this modern day LOVE STORY meets THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Discover screenwriting secrets by deconstructing the movies you love. ScripTipps are tools to improve your screenwriting, not rules you must slavishly follow. Each ScripTipps ebook analyzes one movie and its story and screenplay in depth to uncover hundreds of useful and practical tips that can be applied to any screenplay, including yours!

NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed.

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ScripTipps: The Hangover
ScripTipps: Sleepy Hollow
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ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II
ScripTipps: Waitress

COMING SOON:
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ABOUT THE SERIES:

ScripTipps help aspiring screenwriters learn the craft of screenwriting through in-depth analyses of select screenplays that exhibit excellence in story structure, character development, and scene construction. Each ScripTipps ebook analyzes one movie and its story and screenplay in full, scene by scene, from beginning to middle to end, gleaning useful and practical screenwriting tips along the way.

Learn screenwriting by deconstructing the movies you love! It’s fun and, with ScripTipps screenplay study guides, it’s easy!

NOTE: This ebook does NOT include the actual screenplay being discussed.

ALSO AVAILABLE:
ScripTipps: Carrie
ScripTipps: The Descendants
ScripTipps: The Hangover
ScripTipps: Star Trek
ScripTipps: Superman & Superman II
ScripTipps: Waitress

COMING SOON:
ScripTipps: Arrested Development
ScripTipps: Breaking Bad
ScripTipps: Community
ScripTipps: The Fault in Our Stars
ScripTipps: Sleepy Hollow

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